Daily Wine News: A Reboot for Beaujolais

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-27-2020

A glass of Beaujolais. (Flickr: kohrogi34)

In Grape Collective, Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher looks at Beaujolais’s new reboot campaign: Nouvelle Génération. “Beaujolais is in a transition period — or, put another way, a dynamic period — when the old guard is stepping back and younger, quality-oriented vintners with new ideas about making and selling wine are becoming more prominent.”

As the United States marks a century since the beginning of Prohibition, could the surge in online sales prompted by the Covid-19 crisis spell the beginning of the end for the strictly enforced three-tier system that has been in place since Repeal? Jim Clarke explores the answer in the World of Fine Wine.

Ken Evenstad, co-founder of Oregon’s Serene Winery, dies at 77, reports Wine Spectator.

In Wine Enthusiast, Hannah Selinger charts the rise of low-alcohol wines.

“There are relatively few places scattered around the world where Pinot Noir not only succeeds, but makes wines that rival the quality of those from Burgundy. Oregon is one of them.” Elsewhere in Wine Enthusiast, Paul Gregutt delves into Oregon’s Pinot Noirs.

Is it time to bid farewell to the glass wine bottle? Oliver Styles looks at the alternatives in Wine-Searcher.

In the Buyer, Richard Siddle talks to Laura Catena about the future of the Argentine wine industry.

In Decanter, Elin McCoy offers a producer profile of Smith-Madrone in Napa Valley’s Spring Mountain District. (subscription req.)

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